Power

Great ability to do or act; Strength; force

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 6-8
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Cardio
  • Excercise:  Jump Squats
  • Target:  Total Body + Cardio Burst
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Step your feet out into a wide second position (feet wider than your hips)
3. Bend your knees and drop your hips into a squat (don’t allow the knees to go over the ankles)
4. Place your palms together in front of your chest
5. Jump high off the ground, as you spring your toes off the floor and extend your arms up toward the ceiling
6. Land in the original wide low squat position, with your palms together in front of your chest

Sequence

– 20 jumps
– 10 second hold

Modification

If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– Do 20 deep pliés/squats (skip the jumping)

Reflect

You can customize the reflection prompts to meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson by choosing different prompts — each workout can reveal something new for students!

Icon of a body with vibration lines on the sides of it.

How does your body feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a profile view of a person’s head with a speech bubble where the brain would be.

How does your mind feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Power mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time in your life when you felt powerful.

Present

Reflect on one area of your life where you have the power to make your own decisions.

Future

As you get older, you will gain more power over your life and your choices. Identify one decision you expect to make for yourself when you are an adult.

Real-World Connection

Family

All families have different power dynamics and structures. Who has power in your family? How do they demonstrate that power?

Learning Environment

In the classroom, the teacher is in a position of power. What would happen if a class didn't have anyone in charge?

Community

You have the power to make a difference in your community. Describe a project or initiative that you currently support (or plan to support in the future) within your community.

Academic Connection

ELA

Describe a character from a fictional story who has a lot of power. How do they demonstrate their power?

Social Studies

Describe a current powerful figure who has made an impact on society. What characteristics does this person have that allow them to have this power? How does this person use their power?

STEM

What power does the internet have in our society? What are the benefits of this power? Challenges?

Fun Fact

The Olympic world record for the longest human long jump is greater than the world record for longest horse long jump. In 1991, American athlete Mike Powell jumped 29 ft. 4.25 in. Think about the power in his legs!